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parapodium

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noun para·po·di·um \-ˈpō-dē-əm\

Definition of parapodium

plural

-dia

\-dē-ə\
  1. 1 :  either of a pair of fleshy lateral processes borne by most segments of a polychaete worm

  2. 2 :  a lateral expansion on each side of the foot usually forming a broad swimming organ in some gastropods

parapodial

play \-dē-əl\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of parapodium

New Latin


First Known Use: 1877


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